Boston University Summer Term High School Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: May, July
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Six Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: College Courses, College Experience, Journalism, Literature, STEM, Writing, History, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Boston University Summer Term High School Programs invites you to experience pre-college summer study at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities.

    This summer, prepare for your college future with exciting and challenging remote summer programs for high school students at Boston University Summer Term. With five programs to choose from, you can earn college credit, discover new subject areas, perform cutting-edge research in university labs, or immerse yourself in project-based learning. You will have the opportunity to push yourself academically while experiencing college life, making friends with fellow students, and engaging in exciting remote social activities.

    BU’s long-running Summer Term pre-college offerings include a choice of one-, two-, three-, and six-week programs, where you can participate remotely from anywhere in the world. We invite you to join other motivated teens from 50 states and 87 countries to experience this great introduction to college life and academics.

    Cost and Session Information

    High School Honors—Rising seniors and exceptional rising juniors take undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 college credits. Remote only. Six weeks—Session 1: May 24-July 2; Session 2: July 6–August 13. 

    Research in Science and Engineering (RISE)—Rising seniors conduct university-level research with some of the nation's brightest minds. Two track options: Internship and Practicum. Remote only. Six weeks—July 6-August 13.

    Academic Immersion (AIM)—Rising juniors and seniors focus intensively on one subject, combining classroom work with project-based learning. Four track options: Introduction to Experimental Psychology, Introduction to Medicine, Creative Writing, or Global Studies: Security, Statecraft, & Spycraft. Remote only. Three weeks—Psychology: July 6–July 23; Medicine, Creative Writing, or Global Studies: July 26–August 13.

    Summer Challenge—Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors explore two subjects of their choice and experience college life. Remote only. Two weeks—Session 2: July 12–July 23; Session 3: July 26–August 6.

    Summer Preview—Rising eighth, ninth, and tenth graders delve into one subject of their choice while previewing college life. Remote only. One week—July 26–July 30.

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